Ketogenic Diet and Thyroid Hormones

          I don’t really pay much attention to the ketogenic niche out there on the internet, or the low carb one for that matter.  Once in a while though someone gives me a link to an article preaching or defending this dietary practice, and some of them are quite amusing. Yesterday Read More …

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Dr. Ted Naiman and Low Carb

          I ran into this interview the other day with Dr. Ted Naiman, who is an MD from the Seattle area that promotes low carb as a way of treating diabetes.  Anytime an MD gets this it’s always a cause for celebration, and I don’t mind giving these people props when Read More …

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TZDs: A Fabulous Idea If You Are Confused

          Thiazolidinediones, mercifully abbreviated as TZDs, is a class of medication designed to increase insulin sensitivity in diabetic patients.  On the face, there is no medication that shows more promise in treating diabetes, provided that one is confused about what really goes wrong here. Isn’t diabetes a disease characterized by high Read More …

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Adiponectin, Insulin, Obesity, and Diabetes

              I’ve already written an article on adiponectin a while ago, called Adiponectin, Visceral Fat, and Lipolysis, but this is an extremely important hormone that a lot of people haven’t heard about and it merits further discussion.  In this article I want to approach this more from the perspective Read More …

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Hunger, Ghrelin, Leptin, and Insulin

            Dietary restriction is a key component of any good strategy to both lose excess body weight and control the high blood sugar that comes along with diabetes, and the diabetes itself actually. There is at least somewhat of a tendency for our bodies to seek to store energy in Read More …

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The Role of the Kidneys in Diabetes

              When we speak of the pathology of diabetes, we often will mostly talk about extra glucose being introduced into the bloodstream by the liver, and we don’t talk about the role that the kidneys play in all of this.  It’s a substantial one though and is well worth Read More …

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The Myths of Weight Loss

                I’ve decided to do another article on weight loss since it’s such a huge topic these days among both diabetics and non diabetics alike.  Actually one more article on this isn’t near enough as some sites have devoted their entire content to this, and they have a lot Read More …

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AMPK and Weight Loss

          So as it turns out I suspect that some of my articles are attracting people who are interested primarily in weight loss, and I do have a lot to say about this topic, as well as it’s being a huge issue with type 2 diabetics as well. So I want Read More …

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LA-3 and AMPK Activation

            This is an article that is sort of by request, as there seems to be quite a few of my readers that are interested in combination supplements like LA-3.  There are a lot of articles on LA-3 on the internet, but they are pretty much all from people who Read More …

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Incretin Drugs and Type 2 Diabetes

            Among the prescription drugs that are used to “treat” type 2 diabetes are a class known as incretin drugs.  I am using “treat” in quotations for a good reason here, drugs don’t actually treat diabetes and these ones sure don’t, they do treat high blood sugar for a time Read More …

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